BRAND NEW RELEASE
Our flagship Hatters Hill Cabernet Franc is a rich and complex example of how the Delta vineyard’s clay soils influence the development of the Cabernet Franc grapes. Black cherry and dark chocolate laced with a touch of green chilli flavour lead to a cocoa powder like structure and a long toasty finish.
Our Hatters Hill Cabernet Franc was harvested from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels wine growing district of Hawke's Bay. The vigour moderating, free draining gravel provides a superb base for this low cropping Cabernet Franc. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the intense aromatics and delicate structure that Cabernet Franc can give.
Drinking beautifully now, but with the stature and complexity to age for another 5years and beyond, this wine is an excellent accompaniment to pan-fried steak with mushroom sauce and a side of seasonal vegetables.
Awards and Reviews
Sam Kim: Wine Orbit - 93 Points - Fabulously ripe and perfumed, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, bay leaf, violet and toasted nut aromas, followed by a delightfully flavoursome palate offering bright fruit intensity together with silky texture and fine tannins - March 2023
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